Thoughts on the Festool 125 ETS sander

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Forum topic by jspill posted 02-29-2012 09:07 PM 1239 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-29-2012 09:07 PM

I of course hate sanding and I am always looking for a product to make sanding easier. I have the opportunity to purchase a used Festool ETS 125 random orbit sander. I’m wondering what folks familiar with this tool think of it. I would appreciate all comments. Thanks.

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#1 posted 02-29-2012 09:12 PM

The ETs125 rocks. For those that don’t know, you need to hook up a dust extractor to the sander for it to work properly.
You’re going love the sander jspill. Go for it. The sand paper costs a little more, but it lasts so long you won’t believe it.
Do you have a vacuum, or dust extractor for the sander?

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#2 posted 02-29-2012 09:33 PM

meh, it may be nice but not worth the money, im a cabinetmaker by trade, and if you have the air nothing beets a pnuematic sander, and dynabrade is the best out there and can be picked up for alot less. pnuematic sanders are by far superior and the only ones you will find in a pro shop.

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#3 posted 02-29-2012 09:43 PM

If you can get it for the right price, give it a go.
If you don’t like it, sell it on, you can’t lose.
You do need to have it attached to a vacuum for effective dust removal.
Could you give it a test before committing to buy?

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#4 posted 02-29-2012 10:04 PM

I have the Festool sander and I think it is great. Fantastic dust collection and the sander is smooth and will not numb youd hand when sanding for extended periods. Prior to having the festool I had dewalts, ridgids and portercable sanders. They were very good but not as good. You want quality you pay for quality….but it is worth it in the long run since you quickly get over spending the extra money but never get over quality.

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